Month: January 2018

BRISBANE — Australian Open title contenders Elina Svitolina and Johanna Konta both impressed with first-round Brisbane International wins on Monday. Petra Kvitova‘s Grand Slam preparation has been disrupted though, the two-time Wimbledon champion withdrawing hours before her opening-round match citing a virus. Third seed Svitolina powered past Carla Suarez Navarro in a high-quality tussle, the